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Hi I'm Krista

I'm from New Jersey. I'm a sister, a pianist, a daughter, an artist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Krista. I was born and raised in New Jersey, but I am attending school in Utah right now. I am the youngest of three kids in my family: my Mom, my Dad, my amazing older sister, and my incredible older brother, who will be home from a Mormon mission in Las Vegas in less than three months! I'm studying to become an English teacher, as I believe English (and literature in general) is a medium through which we can examine ourselves through other perspectives. I love the outdoors--hiking, horse-back riding, and appreciating God's creations is one way I live my faith. I'm an artist, a pianist, a writer, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born in the church, there came a time when I needed to decide if I wanted to stay or leave the Church. I couldn't blindly follow what it taught; I needed to find out for myself if it was true. After praying about it, I received confirmation that this is, indeed, the Lord's church. However, my testimony was put in jeopardy with the death of a loved one. Why didn't God protect him? He was a good man--he should have been protected above everyone else! I went through a 24-hour period in which I had completely lost my testimony of everything; I, essentially, was an atheist. However, that changed when I walked into my English class the next morning, and on the blackboard was written a verse from the Bible: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6, KJV) I felt the Spirit so strongly, and I heard Him say, "how could you have doubted me?" My faith was restored, and I've been stronger ever since. Essentially, I am a Mormon because without the Church, without the Gospel, and without the Lord, I would not be me. Being a Mormon and living its standards have shaped my life, from what I say, to what I wear, what I believe, down to who I am. I know the Church is true; I know the Lord lives; I know God loves us. Without these fundamental truths, I do not know where I would be today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through example. When I lived in New Jersey, I was one of three Mormons in a student body of over 1,300. I thought it was important to make sure that my peers understood what a Mormon was and what we do as a faith. I am also an artist; I try to create art that only glorifies our Heavenly Father, so I do a lot of landscape painting as well as nature photography. I play piano as well, and I live my faith through playing and constantly learning new hymns on the piano. Currently, I am serving as a photographer and historian for my congregation.